Unfortunately late this afternoon I was advised that one Macula Place resident has tested positive to COVID-19.
The resident in question displayed symptoms around the time when the initial testing took place and we were able to have her test fast-tracked.
I have already spoken to the relatives and the resident has been informed. If you haven’t been contacted you can be assured that the infected resident is not your loved one.
We are still awaiting the test results for the remaining Maculata Place residents which should be with us within 24 hours. Testing and results are out of our control.
You will be notified of the result as soon as we receive them.
As you would be aware, all residents have been isolated within their own room since Thursday and staff have been utilizing full personal protective equipment (PPE) since then as well.
I am told that the atmosphere at Maculata Place is calm and residents are responding well to the changed circumstances.
Supplies of PPE remain adequate as are supplies of other items such as food and linen